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Celtics Sign Daniel Dixon

Aug 18, 2017 10:10 PM

The Boston Celtics have agreed upon a deal with Daniel Dixon.

Dixon played collegiately at William & Mary and went undrafted in 2017.

Dixon didn't participate in Summer League.

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Celtics Sign Andrew White On Partially Guaranteed Deal

Aug 17, 2017 7:32 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed Andrew White on a one-year, partially guaranteed deal.

White led Syracuse in scoring last season and went undrafted.

White played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Summer League.

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Cavaliers Fixated On Acquiring Young Star For Kyrie Irving

Aug 15, 2017 9:50 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers want LeBron James to commit to the franchise before building around him while he wants to see the team execute a plan before committing to them.

While Cleveland wants James to re-sign, they are fearful of making a Kyrie Irving trade that doesn't allow them to rebuild for the long-term.

The Cavaliers have become more fixated on acquiring a young star such as Kristaps Porzingis, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson or Jamal Murray in their trade inquiries involving Irving.

Cleveland is determined to get an elite young player back in return for Irving. If James was committed long-term, they could trade Irving for veterans.

Cleveland has been deliberate with the trade process and conversations could become more aggressive in September close to the start of camp.

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RealGM Radio: Atlantic Division With Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss

Aug 11, 2017 2:54 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) and Jared Weiss of CLNS Media and CelticsBlog (@JaredWeissNBA) go in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

They discuss how the Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, Knicks and Nets fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Isaiah Thomas Expects To Be Ready For Start Of Training Camp

Aug 6, 2017 6:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas opted not to have surgery on his hip this offseason and he's optimistic he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

"The hip is great," Thomas told the Herald on Saturday during his annual basketball clinic at BU, where he was hosting more than 400 campers. "It’s going well. Rehabbing it, but it’s going well. It’s a real slow rehab process, but it’s getting better and that’s what it’s all about."

Thomas received several opinions on how he should move forward.

"The decision was to sit and rest, and get my legs stronger, get my muscle back working again," Thomas said. "We're just going to try to get to 100 percent as quick as possible.

"I’ve been resting. That was the gameplan when my season was over. To rest and stay off it as much as possible to see how it reacts. It’s reacted well, it’s just going to take some time."

Thomas said he's progressing.

"That’s the plan, yeah," he said. "I should be ready by camp, but I’m getting back in the gym shooting and being able to work out in the weight room and get my cardio back, because I’ve been down for two and a half months since the season ended. It’s getting there though. This week has been great progress for me."

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Isaiah Thomas Won't Need Surgery On Hip

Jul 26, 2017 2:19 PM

Isaiah Thomas will not need to undergo offseason hip surgery.

Thomas missed the end of the Boston Celtics' playoff run due to the hip injury.

"Isaiah is making good progress," Danny Ainge said. "He's out on the court; he's shooting. He's full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He's progressing nicely."

Thomas is expected to be back in time for training camp.

Thomas met with a number of hip specialists, but needed to wait for the swelling to subside before deciding on a course of recovery. 

Thomas will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

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Shane Larkin, Celtics Agree Upon Deal

Jul 20, 2017 11:09 AM

The Boston Celtics have agreed upon a deal with Shane Larkin.

Larkin averaged 13.8 points, 5.4 assists, and 2.9 rebounds in 72 games last season in Europe. Larkin also had a PER of 17.4

Larkin is leaving $6.3 million on the table overseas in order to return to the NBA.

Larkin last played in the NBA during the 15-16 season with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 22.4 minutes per game.

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Celtics Sign Kadeem Allen To Two-Way Contract

Jul 19, 2017 5:14 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed rookie guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract.

Selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft, Allen averaged 9.8 points (45.3% FG, 42.7% 3-PT, 74.1% FT), 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 30.0 minutes over 34 games (33 starts) as a redshirt senior at the University of Arizona. The Wildcats guard spent his first two collegiate seasons at Hutchinson Community College.

The Second Team All-Pacific 12 Conference selection led the Wildcats with 53 steals, paving his way to a spot on the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. Allen, 24, demonstrated his offensive abilities throughout the season as well, scoring a collegiate career-high 18 points in back-to-back games against Colorado (Jan. 7) and Arizona State (Jan. 12).

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Celtics Sign Semi Ojeleye

Jul 19, 2017 11:43 AM

The Boston Celtics have signed rookie forward Semi Ojeleye. 

Taken by the Celtics in the second round (37th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft out of Southern Methodist University, Ojeleye, 22, averaged 18.9 points (48.8% FG, 42.4% 3-PT, 78.5% FT), 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 34.1 minutes in 35 games in his lone season at SMU. The 2016-17 American Atlantic Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-AAC selection made at least three 3-pointers on 12 occasions this season, shooting at least 50.0% from beyond the arc in 10 of those contests and finishing third in the conference in three-point shooting percentage.

Ojeleye (6-7, 241 lbs), who was also named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press this past season, spent his first two collegiate years at Duke University before transferring to SMU. He averaged 12.2 points (48.0% FG, 41.5% 3-PT, 78.5% FT), 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist in three total seasons at the NCAA level.

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Celtics Sign Abdel Nader, Waive Demetrius Jackson

Jul 17, 2017 11:58 AM

The Boston Celtics have signed rookie forward Abdel Nader while waiving Demetrius Jackson. 

Nader, the reigning 2016-17 NBA G League Rookie of the Year, averaged a team-high 21.3 points (44.7% FG, 34.9% 3-PT, 79.4% FT), 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.00 steal, 0.83 blocked shots and 33.5 minutes over 40 games with the Maine Red Claws in his first professional season. 

“We asked him to do a lot,” said Celtics assistant Jerome Allen, who coached the summer Celtics for their three games in Utah. “We asked him to guard (Jazz guard Dante) Exum. We asked him to be the quarterback in terms of communication on switches. We asked him to be the point guard and set the kitchen table. We asked him to rebound the ball. He’s probably a little fatigued.”

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Celtics Waive Jordan Mickey
Jordan Mickey averaged 1.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 4.8 minutes in 41 games (one start) over two seasons with the Celtics.

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Jonas Jerebko, Jazz Agree Upon Two-Year, $8.2M Deal
Jonas Jerebko spent the past two seasons with the Celtics.

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Brad Stevens Reached Out To Gordon Hayward's Parents During 2014 Free Agency
Brad Stevens had finished his first season with the Celtics and even though he knew they wouldn't be in a position to sign Gordon Hayward, he wanted to let the family know he hoped to reunite someday.

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Celtics Playing In East Was Key Part Of Pitch To Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward is also more likely to make All-Star teams in the Eastern Conference and possibly even start.

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Celtics Agree To One-Year $4.3M Deal With Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes opted out of his contract with the Pistons to become a free agent.

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Celtics Plan On Having Guerschon Yabusele On 17-18 Roster
Guerschon Yabusele was the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

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Celtics Agree To Trade Avery Bradley To Pistons For Marcus Morris
Avery Bradley is entering the final season of his contract and Boston needed to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward.

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Celtics, Jazz Unable To Gain Traction On Gordon Hayward Sign-And-Trade
There were reports that Jae Crowder could be traded to the Jazz as part of a Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade.

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Kelly Olynyk Agrees Upon Four-Year, $50M Deal With Heat
Kelly Olynyk has agreed upon a four-year, $50 million deal with the Heat.

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Celtics, Jazz Close To Gordon Hayward Sign-And-Trade Involving Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder is on one of the NBA's best contracts.

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Brad Stevens Only Focusing On Three Position Types
Brad Stevens feels position categories now are ball-handler, wing or big.

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Knicks Interested In Trading For Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart will make $4.5 million for the 17-18 season and then become a restricted free agent.

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Jazz Open To Gordon Hayward Sign-And-Trade With Celtics
The Celtics are shopping Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward outright.

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Celtics Aggressively Seeking Trade Of Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder Or Avery Bradley
The Celtics have discuss trade scenarios involving three key members of their team as they look to clear cap space for Gordon Hayward.

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Gordon Hayward's Agent Explains Events Of Free Agency
Gordon Hayward met with the Celtics, Jazz and Heat in free agency and after each meeting, he felt as though he would sign with that team.

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Celtics Could Eventually Target Marc Gasol In Trade
Marc Gasol is signed for two more seasons plus a player option with the Grizzlies.

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Celtics Rescind Qualifying Offer To Kelly Olynyk
Boston needs to clear Kelly Olynyk's cap hold off their cap to sign Gordon Hayward.

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Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign Four-Year, $128M Deal With Celtics
After reconsidering his decision, Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Celtics.

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Report: Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign With Celtics
While reports initially surfaced Gordon Hayward had decided to sign with the Celtics, he is now reconsidering the situation.

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Isaiah Thomas Unlikely To Undergo Surgery On Hip
Isaiah Thomas was forced out of the Eastern Conference Finals with a torn labrum.

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